Posted by: hellonhairylegs | January 1, 2009
First Reactions to 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons
They certainly haven’t stinted on the “Yays Random Cleavage!!11!” artwork, but they do get credit for putting two female characters on the Player’s Handbook (ner your gender neutral creature we’re supposed to assume is male).
The only artwork where they reversed the boob trend was with the harpy. This wasn’t necessarily a good thing.
- 3.5 Harpy
- 4th Edition Harpy
Other than that, the actual game trades some flexibility for ease of play. Races have no penalties, so you can play a dwarven paladin, even if that dwarf now has low-light vision. There are some things I miss already, like long lasting Mage Armour and a freehit Magic Missile. Over all I think it will be better than 3.5 but the unnatural porn poses are squicking me out. Say what you want about Leia’s metal bikini, at least they didn’t pretend it was armour.
The Patriarch, an AD&D veteran and former high school nerd is the DM. Fellow Spawn 1, whose speciality is computer RPGs is the party warlock while Fellow Spawn 2 is the rogue . Mom, a newbie at D&D is the party spokesperson and paladin (luck of the dice). I get to be the wizard. I’ll talk more about 4th edition once we’ve started playing.
And to celebrate getting rid of George Dubya, here’s an in-joke found on the internetz.